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Falcons Report: Putting It All on the Lines

Falcons Report: Putting It All on the Lines

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Ra’Shede Hageman (in white) is part of a rebuilt defensive line that must generate a pass rush. (Brynn Anderson/AP) I’m in Flowery Branch, Ga., the permanent training home of the Falcons, for a steamy afternoon practice, the second padded practice of th…
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  • Falcons Camp Report: Day 5

    Falcons Camp Report: Day 5

    ESPN.com 18 hours ago
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga -- A daily review of the hot topics from Atlanta Falcons' training camp: The news of the day was the absence of running back Steven Jackson, who apparently tweaked his knee during Monday's first padded practice. Although coach Mike Sm…
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  • Mike Smith: Steven Jackson “will be ready” for Week One after h…

    Mike Smith: Steven Jackson “will be ready” for Week One after hamstring injury

    profootballtalk.com 20 hours ago
    We may have to wait until the regular season to see whether Steven Jackson has returned to top form. Jackson, the Falcons’ starting tailback, sustained a left hamstring injury on Monday, coach Mike Smith told reporters today. The good news? Smith antici…
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  • Falcons' Mike Tice gets fined, sort of

    Falcons' Mike Tice gets fined, sort of

    ESPN.com Jul 29 (yesterday)
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons offensive line coach Mike Tice has received multiple fines since joining the team. The offense? Bragging too much about the Pro Bowl linemen he tutored in the past such as Matt Birk, Todd Steussie, and the late Kor…
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  • Massaquoi: Don't rush to judge pass rush

    Massaquoi: Don't rush to judge pass rush

    ESPN.com Jul 28 (2 days ago)
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Jonathan Massaquoi laughed when reminded how much emphasis there has been on the team's inability to address its pass-rush woes through free agency or the draft. "I just feel like, hey, I’m …
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  • Steven Jackson bought into his own hype last season

    Steven Jackson bought into his own hype last season

    profootballtalk.com Jul 28 (2 days ago)
    Steven Jackson was used to carrying a bad Rams team, so it’s perhaps natural he thought he’d be the thing that pushed an already good Falcons team over the top. Instead, the season was as much of a disaster for him as for them, with his streak of 1,000-…
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  • Atlanta Falcons' projected roster

    Atlanta Falcons' projected roster

    ESPN.com Jul 28 (2 days ago)
    Examining the Atlanta Falcons' roster: QUARTERBACKS (2) Matt Ryan T.J. Yates The Falcons are counting on Ryan to play like an elite quarterback with a full complement of receivers and better protection. They feel like they upgraded the backup quarterbac…
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  • In Path of Falcons’ New Stadium, Atlanta Church Awaits Demoliti…

    In Path of Falcons’ New Stadium, Atlanta Church Awaits Demolition

    nytimes.com Jul 27 (3 days ago)
    Friendship Baptist, Atlanta’s oldest African-American Baptist church, is being torn down to make way for the Falcons’ new football stadium.
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  • A Good-man for Falcons' defense

    A Good-man for Falcons' defense

    ESPN.com Jul 27 (3 days ago)
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Seeing long-armed, firmly built defensive lineman Malliciah Goodman explode up the gap only makes the Atlanta Falcons' coaches salivate. They see a player with tremendous upside; a player who allows defensive coordinator Mike Nola…
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  • LT Sam Baker set to be less predictable

    LT Sam Baker set to be less predictable

    ESPN.com Jul 27 (3 days ago)
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Sam Baker adjusted his helmet with both hands, took a deep breath, then hunched down in his stance while eyeing Osi Umenyiora to his left. The Atlanta Falcons left tackle, back from last year's season-ending knee surgery, hopped b…
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  • Falcons waive Darius Johnson

    Falcons waive Darius Johnson

    profootballtalk.com Jul 25 (5 days ago)
    The Falcons have waived a wide receiver who started a pair of games for Atlanta a season ago. The club announced Friday it had let go of second-year pro Darius Johnson, who hauled in 22 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown in 10 games after being promot…
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  • White wants to see Jones destroy NFL

    White wants to see Jones destroy NFL

    ESPN.com Jul 25 (5 days ago)
    The Atlanta Falcons begin training Friday afternoon, which means the return of wide receiver Julio Jones for the first time since a season-ending foot fracture last October. Although Jones will be on a limited schedule during camp, fellow receiver Roddy…
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  • Wrapping up Falcons' report day

    Wrapping up Falcons' report day

    ESPN.com Jul 24 (6 days ago)
    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons moved one step closer to Friday's opening day of training camp as the veterans reported Thursday. Many players had yet to report during the hour made available to the media. But at least center Joe Hawley pulle…
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  • Roddy White signs contract extension that could make him Falcon…

    Roddy White signs contract extension that could make him Falcon for life

    yahoo.com ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Jul 24 (6 days ago)
    It's rare to see an NFL player remain with the same team for the duration of a long career. But Roddy White apparently intends to be with the Atlanta Falcons as long as he can. Falcon for life! More on the Roddy contract extension: #RiseUp pic.twitter.c…
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  • Falcons place Corey Peters, Zeke Motta on PUP list

    Falcons place Corey Peters, Zeke Motta on PUP list

    Wide receiver Julio Jones has been cleared to practice in at least a limited fashion, but the Falcons will wait a little longer before giving two defensive players returning from injuries the green light to hit the practice field. The Falcons announced …
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  • Falcons' Reedy is ready to pursue dream

    Falcons' Reedy is ready to pursue dream

    ESPN.com Jul 23
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Atlanta Falcons rookie Bernard Reedy is still waiting for his NFL career to take off, but his acting career has launched -- sort of. Before minicamp concluded in mid-June, the diminutive, undrafted receiver from Toledo was summon…
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  • Falcons WR Jones cleared for training camp

    Falcons WR Jones cleared for training camp

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has been cleared to participate in the team's upcoming training camp, coach Mike Smith told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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  • Falcons sign vet Angerer to sure up LB spot

    Falcons sign vet Angerer to sure up LB spot

    The Atlanta Falcons added another body at linebacker prior to the start of Friday's training camp with the addition of veteran Pat Angerer.
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  • Five questions for reporting Falcons rookies

    Five questions for reporting Falcons rookies

    ESPN.com Jul 21
    The Atlanta Falcons are set to begin training camp on Friday, and the process begins with the rookies scheduled to report Tuesday. First-round draft pick Jake Matthews should have no problem making the adjustment. Here are five questions for some of the…
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  • Atlanta Falcons' projected roster

    Atlanta Falcons' projected roster

    ESPN.com Jul 18
    Examining the Atlanta Falcons' roster: QUARTERBACKS (2) Matt Ryan T.J. Yates The Falcons are counting on Ryan to play like an elite quarterback with a full complement of receivers and better protection. They feel like they upgraded the backup quarterbac…
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  • Father knows best: Jake Matthews ready

    Father knows best: Jake Matthews ready

    ESPN.com Jul 18
    One NFL personnel man said he was concerned with Jake Matthews' strength prior to the draft. At least one team that drafted in the top 10 this year ranked Zack Martin -- the 16th overall pick of the Dallas Cowboys -- ahead of the Atlanta Falcons' rookie…
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  • Lions sign offensive lineman Garrett Reynolds

    Lions sign offensive lineman Garrett Reynolds

    At a time when rosters are swollen to 90 and 32 teams are about to go to camp, the key for unsigned veterans is getting in somewhere. Former Falcons offensive lineman Garrett Reynolds has done just that, signing with the Lions today, according to his ag…
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  • Video - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan: I am happy to have WR duo back 02:45

    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan: I am happy to have WR duo back

    Jul 29
    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan discusses redeveloping chemistry with wide receivers Roddy White and Julio Jones and how rookie offensive tackle Jake Matthews is progressing during training camp.
  • Video - Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan: I am happy to have WR duo back 02:45

    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan: I am happy to have WR duo back

    Jul 29
    Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan discusses redeveloping chemistry with wide receivers Roddy White and Julio Jones and how rookie offensive tackle Jake Matthews is progressing during training camp.
  • Video - Competition Fierce At Falcons Practice 01:31

    Competition Fierce At Falcons Practice

    Jul 29
    ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure discusses how WR Julio Jones looks on the field after offseason foot surgery and the fierce competition at practice.
  • Video - Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones injury update 00:42

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones injury update

    Jul 29
    The Atlanta Falcons offense is expecting big things this season with the return of their Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones, NFL Media’s Jeff Darlington explains.

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    Jul 30
    Ra’Shede Hageman (in white) is part of a rebuilt defensive line that must generate a pass rush. (Brynn Anderson/AP) I’m in Flowery Branch, Ga., the permanent training home of the Falcons, for a steamy afternoon practice, the second padded practice of th…
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